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Ask WNZ: Who’s The Heel?

Heading into Payback, we are getting a match between AJ Styles and Roman Reigns. WWE has been desperately positioning Reigns as the top babyface, but the more they try the more many fans resist. So, we ask: who is the heel now, AJ Styles, or Roman Reigns?

Dorothy Gass:

At this point, I’d say Roman should turn heel; even if Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows attacked Reigns and The Usos because AJ Styles told them too, or even if  Styles knew about it. If WWE’s idea is to try and turn Styles, to help get Reigns’ over, I think they are making a huge mistake. If they really want Reigns over with the crowd, then the time is now to turn him heel. His character, and fan reaction is spiraling too much. I thought WWE was in denial about this, but on RAW, I noticed JBL was siding with Reigns. Now, as a heel announcer, JBL does flip flop a lot, so I took it with a grain of salt; but I couldn’t help but wonder if this was a tease of what is to come

John Deegan:

Maybe I am being thick, but heading into Payback, I just don’t know how WWE could make fans hate AJ Styles. I just don’t think they will. And, especially when you are sending him into a match against Reigns, a guy fans love to hate. Seriously, I don’t know what WWE would need to do in order to have Reigns suddenly win fans over, or to have them turn on AJ-someone they’ve loved since he debuted.

Even if there is interference from the remnants of Bullet Club-something that’s assumed now, given what’s transpired of late, I don’t see a vast majority of fans suddenly sympathizing with Reigns and turning on AJ. It’s possible. I could be wrong. But I just don’t see it. Fans love AJ because they picked him. They dislike Reigns because he’s been forced upon folks. Fans, especially this generation of fans, don’t forget things like that. Reigns may have to embrace the dark side to even have a chance.

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  • josh

    2.0 will always be the heel in his matches. Doesn’t matter who it is. The fans aren’t stupid. They know what WWE is trying to do with him. They rushed him way too soon.

  • Si Nicholls

    I don’t think the whole heel/face thing matters that much any-more unless someone is under 10 years old. Take the best “heel” on Raw at the moment Kevin Owens, he has a massive fan base who want to see him win, hold a title and destroy people, same with Bray Wyatt

    • #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

      It still matters…it just WWE well Vince is still stuck in the past and doesn’t know how to build a proper top face

    • Richie

      Owens and Wyatt have a big following because unlike Reigns, they are both very talented guys. Plus it would kind of seem as of late that they are slowly beginning a face turn for the Wyatt Family

  • biz

    I think bullet club turns on AJ on Sunday and Balor debuts with them. If they want buller club heel it’d make the most sense. It’s too soon to turn AJ

    • Richie

      You’re right, It is to soon to turn AJ, and trying to turn him against someone that the majority of the fans hate would be a huge failure. But, I can’t see them debuting Finn Balor as a heel either. He was much to over in NXT. What would make the most sense as far as face and heel goes would be if Gallows and Anderson join Reigns to form a stable (perhaps called The Roman Empire) and attack AJ, then Balor debuts to help AJ, and those guys have a 3 on 2 feud until Seth Rollins returns and evens the odds at 3 on 3. That’s how I would book it…because everyone is expecting some sort of rehashing of The Bullet Club, which would be great, but it has already been done elsewhere. Myself, I’d rather see something different. Like my idea above.

  • DJRedders

    Payback is in Chicago – Reigns is the heel.

    • #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

      Oh the Boos and Punk chants will be in full effect

  • Voice of Truth and Reason

    Calling my shot….
    What if Roman is leader of “BulletProof”….Gallows and Anderson help him beat down AJ.
    Poof…he is still champ and now a bonafide Heel as he should be.
    Plus, now they can have their Cena/Reigns main event and SummerSlam.
    And it could even help out in a feud with the Wyatts down the road.

    • Mr.???

      for the love of wrestling i hope your wrong

    • Richie

      That is my thoughts as well, and Balor can debut to help Styles, and then Rollins can join in when he returns.

  • ‘Drowen Hart #NN #NBNC ?????

    Roman is supposed to be a heel but they’re not really letting him be a heel.

    • #NBNC Hawk HENRY #NewNation ??

      I think its still gonna happen this year maybe SS but not at PB and if Reigns win its gonna be clean ?

  • Mikey Shango #DunDunDuuunnnnnn

    Cm Punk returns to be the leader lol

  • Jakerams

    I don’t think fans love to hate Reigns. A good percentage of fans genuinely hate Reigns.

    Also even if they turned Reigns heel he isn’t someone the fans like regardless especially compared to other people like Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Generico wannabe, Balor, Sandow, Styles, Cena, Ziggler, and plenty of others. He would get a bad reaction heel or not because he lacks wrestling ability, personality, and have terrible promos. Though a few of the guys I mention lack some of the above none of them lack all of them except Reigns.

    • Richie

      Who are u calling Generico wannabe? If you are referring to Sami Zayn, you DO know that Zayn WAS Generico, right? How can he be a wannabe if he WAS him!

  • The Shockmaster

    WWE wont make Reigns heel. As Lisnow said once, too much time, energy and money has been poured into making him a 2.0 babyface.

  • Jb

    Just watching smackdown now in oz. Aj was doing backstage promo and was getting sort of the heel background noises from what the wwe add in.

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